Worldwide Bi-Metallic Collectors Club
Newsmail # 951

WBCC Newsmail 950,  November 1 , 2014

Composed with help from members of the
Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC),
and weekly published by: Martin Peeters,  Netherlands,
Focal Point of the WBCC

Past Newsmails can be found at

Dear WBCC members and non WBCC members,

Welcome into the World of Bi-, Tri- and Tetra-metallics. I hope you enjoy reading this week's issue of the WBCC Newsmail.

1. New WBCC Martin Peeters, WBCC Focal Point

We have a new WBCC member. Let me introduce him to you:

Dmytro Sydorenko (WBCC member #575), Portugal
Age: 26
Profession: Student (Social Sciences)
Hobby: Circulating Bi- and/or Tri-metallic coins of the world
Goal: make a solid collection
How did I know about the WBCC: by a friend

2. Bi-metallic 500 Yen 2014/ Jacek Stacel, Poland
The next three Bi-metallic 500 Yen in Japan in 2014 but the year will appear at the beginning of 2015.
36. Kagawa
37. Saitama
38. Ishikawa

The rest are announced as the year 2015 and there will be more 9 pieces.

3. Bi-metallic 5 euro 2014 from Luxembourg..... by Martin Peeters, The Netherlands
Inside the Wildlife series in Luxembourg, airs on November 6 coin collection with facial Bi-metallic 5 euros and dedicated to the Russet.

The coin struck by the Dutch Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt mint, obverse shows the profile image of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. 
The reverse an apple variety Pippin is represented, and one of the fruits with a leaf and a flower. 
Emission data
Coin minted by: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt
Metals and Alloy 925 Nordic gold
Diameter: 34 mm 
Issuing volume: 3000 
Mint Price: 45.00 €
Issue Date: November 6, 2014

4. Bi-metallic 200 Escudos 1989 from Portugal in Max Aiello, Italy
Look the difference between these two Ebay auctions about the essai  Bi-metallic100 Escudos 1989 from Portugal:

Two very different starting price for the same very rare coin, what do you think ?

5. Bi-metallic WBCC Tokens in Max Aiello, Italy
Look at Ebay, several WBCC Tokens in Ebay. The FIRST WBCC Token only 113 Pieces made

and also other 11 WBCC Encased WMF

6. Bi-metallics from Austria Pabitra Saha, UK
03.12.2014: Official Austrian Euro Coin Set 2015. 1 cent to 2 euro. Standard set, Spanish Riding School / Baby set, gift. 50,000 SU (each).
21.01.2015: 25 euro silver niobium coin ‘Cosmology’. 65,000 SU. Niobium, Silver Ag 900. 34 mm, Fine weight 9 g.
02.12.2015: Official Austrian Euro Coin Set 2016. 1 cent to 2 euro. Standard set / Baby set, gift. 50,000 SU (each).

7. Bi-metallic Quiz Game #951.....…by Jack Hepler, USA
A bird is shown on a Bi-metallic 50 Roubles in 1993.  This long-legged, S-necked white bird is found in much of the world. It is found near water, salt or fresh, and feeds in wetlands, streams, ponds, tidal flats, and other areas. They snare prey by walking slowly or standing still for long periods, waiting for an animal to come within range of their long necks and blade-like bills. The deathblow is delivered with a quick thrust of the sharp bill, and the prey is swallowed whole. Fish are a dietary staple, larger species of this bird are known to eat amphibians, reptiles, mice, and other small animals.
These birds nest in trees, near water and gather in groups called colonies, which may include other species. They are monogamous, and both parents incubate their three to four eggs. The young are aggressive towards one another in the nest, and stronger siblings often kill their weaker kin so that not all survive to fledge in two to three weeks.
What kind of bird is this?
See this coin and others at the WBCC website:
Please send your answer to:

WBCC Quiz Game Prize
A Bi-metallic prize will be awarded each month. The player who has the most correct answers in a month will be the winner.  If there is a tie, a random drawing will be conducted to select a winner.  The October prize is a Bi-metallic 20 Yuan of China or other suitable coin.

Bi-metallic Quiz question #950
Kirov Oblast was honored with a Bi-metallic 10 Roubles in 2009.  A rare mineral called Volchonskoite is found there. 
What is the primary use for this mineral?
Answer: Pigment for paints.

8. Super Quiz #35…………by Jack Hepler, USA
There are countries with monarchs as head of the state.  They do not have bimetallic coins as yet.  
They are completely surrounded by countries having bimetallic coins.  Name at least 2 of these non-bimetallic countries.

Answer Super Quiz 34
Austria has issued a series of Bi-metallic 25 Euro coins with a core of Niobium.  Niobium metal exhibits a rather novel
characteristic that allows oxidation in predictable colors.  Austria has utilized this characteristic to produce colored Euro
coins since 2003.  There have been three issues using the same color.  Name the color and the years of issue.

This question was fraught with controversy since the very popular Austrian color of blue was used in various shades and hues
from light blue to a turquoise color.  In fact, the most recent coin issued in 2014 is colored blue and green.  As a result, all
contestants were given credit for this question.  The winner was Thierry Defaix as randomly selected.
There were five players in this game.

9. New Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic Rod Sell, WBCC Webmaster
The new Bi-, Tri-, or Tetra-metallic images are shown at:

"See you" next week,
Martin Peeters, Focal Point of the Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club

The Worldwide Bi-metallic Collectors Club (WBCC) was established September 14, 1996 and is the very first
Worldwide Collectors Club using the Internet.  Goal of the WBCC is exchange Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics and
exchange knowledge about Bi-, Tri-, and Tetra-metallics

WBCC Organisation:
WBCC Webmaster: Rod Sell, Australia,
WBCC DoCu-Centre: Frans Dubois, Netherlands,
WBCC Research Centre: Paul Baker, UK,
WBCC Developement Centre: Jack Hepler, USA,

WBCC Public Relations Centre: Max Aiello, Italy,
WBCC Focal Point ANA Conventions: Ray Lockwood, USA,
WBCC Focal Point: Martin Peeters, The Netherlands,
The WBCC will attend the following future International events:
* 44th World Money Fair, January 30 - February 1 1915, Berlin, Germany